Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 01:23 UTC
Apple Insiders at Taiwanese phone maker BenQ say that Apple procurement executives have been talking to various Taiwanese phone makers during the past few months in an effort to cut a manufacturing deal on an iPod Phone. My take: Just for kicks, here's my iPhone mockup.
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GPS
by Janizary on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 06:44 UTC
Janizary
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2006-03-12

GPS isn't fashion, it's the law. You cannot sell a cellular phone that doesn't have GPS enabled for the purpose of tracking fugitives and suspects movements. Thank you 9/11.

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RE: GPS
by Tyr. on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 07:32 in reply to "GPS"
Tyr. Member since:
2005-07-06

GPS isn't fashion, it's the law. You cannot sell a cellular phone that doesn't have GPS enabled for the purpose of tracking fugitives and suspects movements. Thank you 9/11.

That's pretty much a moot point. Even without GPS just triangulating the GSM signal will give you a pretty accurate location for any cell phone. The accuracy depends on the network coverage of the area I believe.

http://www.telematicsguide.com/Articles/GSM_Tracking.htm

Here's a cartoon to console you : http://www.ashfieldonline.com/d/20001010.html

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